Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Food Safety
  • Variety Evaluation
  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

Enrollment Benefits

  • Telephone / Email Consultations
  • Newsletter
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Business

In order to be economically viable, vegetable, small fruit, tree fruit and grape growers must be good business people. Growers utilize a variety of markets in New York, including retail farm stands and farmers' markets, wholesale markets and produce auctions. Sales of produce continue to increase and expand in New York as growers create new markets for their product. Recent expansions have included more sales directly into New York City and year-round farmers' markets.

Growers must also pay close attention to the costs of doing business on the farm. As costs of inputs such as fuel and fertilizers continue to increase, growers must find new ways to increase efficiency and help consumers understand the value of their products. By keeping costs under control and selling product at a fair price, growers are able to expand the industry in New York.






Relevant Events

Farm Financial Education for Women - Annies Project

November 12 - January 14, 2019
9:00am to 2:00pm
Kingston, NY

Labor Road Show II (Peru, NY)

January 28, 2019
8:30am - 4:00pm
Peru, NY

Labor Road Show II (Ballston Spa, NY)

January 29, 2019
8:30am - 4:00pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Most Recent Business Content

Starting A Farm Business Resource Sheet

Elizabeth Higgins, Business Management Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: July 16, 2018

This handout provides resources for starting a farm business.


Farmers Market Directory of the Region

Last Modified: April 30, 2018
Farmers Market Directory of the Region

Looking for a new farmers market to sell to this year? This is a listing of all farmers markets located in the 17 county region that the ENYCHP covers for 2018.


Get into eCommerce with FreshFoodNY

Last Modified: April 20, 2018
Get into eCommerce with FreshFoodNY

Are you concerned that your farmers' market sales are flat? Have you thought of trying to bump up interest in current and prospective customers?

The Farmers' Market Federation of NY has found an excellent on-line app that will help you access the ecommerce marketplace. The technical support is high and the company, Crave Foods, is motivated.  


More Business Content

How to Grow Better Workers - Eight Farm Management Tips for the 2018 Season
Making the Leap to Owner-Operator: Are you Labor Ready?
Supervising Seasonal and Temporary Workers: Special Considerations
Guide on How to Purchase at the NYS Produce Auctions
Grape Insurance
Its time to buy apple insurance 2017
2017 NENY & VT Winter Grape School Presentations
Crop Insurance for Grape Growers
Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
2017 Winter Tree Fruit School Presentations
Materials from Ag Business Programs
Ag Business Tax Incentives
Grants for Commercial Farmers
Reccent USDA Final Rule changes prevented planting provisions in crop insurance
Pricing Over Time and an Adjustment Using a Consumer Price Index
Farm Progress Show's Driverless Tractor Steals the Show
USDA - Legal Best Practices for the Wholesale Farmer
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Ethnic Vegetables

Garlic

Garlic

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Leeks

Leeks

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Raspberries / Blackberries

Rhubarb

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Squash - Summer

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Squash- Winter

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Upcoming Events

Farm Financial Education for Women - Annies Project

November 12 - January 14, 2019
9:00am to 2:00pm
Kingston, NY

This 4-part series is designed for women who are farm owners or farm managers, or who anticipate moving into a decision-making position on a farm.  The program runs from November through January.

Certificates will be awarded from Annie's Project to those who complete all sessions and who have applied to have the program qualify for FSA borrower training.

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Reduced Tillage on Muck Soils: Results and Farmer Discussion from 2018 Trials

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 13, 2018
10:15am-12:00pm
Pine Island, NY

Join Ethan Grundberg and Chuck Bornt of CCE ENYCHP on Thursday, December 13th for a review and discussion of the 2018 reduced tillage trials on muck soils. They will cover cover crops used, equipment, cultural practices and the goals and results of the trials. 
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The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 15, 2018
5:00PM-8:00PM
Highland, NY

Join Peter Jentsch & Dr. Srdan Acimovic, homeowners and management professionals for a three-week series, each evening discussion and workshop focusing on 3 hours devoted to establishing
and maintaining new or existing estate orchards using 3 with apple and cider tastings, hands-on experience in our research orchards. Dec 8th, 15th, 22nd.
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Announcements

ENYCHP Fruit and Vegetable Conference Feb 19-22

Join us for the 2nd Annual Eastern NY Fruit and Vegetable Conference! This year we will be expanding our conference to include a third day and many exciting new sessions. Speakers, topic details, and registration information will be available soon. Mark your calendars, and don't miss this great line-up!

Tuesday February 19th- Thursday 21st, 2019

Desmond Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211


Resources from CCE ENYCHP!

We are developing new ways to connect with the CCE ENYCHP team this year! We have a Youtube page located at this link. Check out videos on Table Grape Production, Pest Updates and the 20 Minute Ag Manager - in 4 Minutes series

We have a Facebook Page here as well as an Instagram page. We keep these places updated with current projects, events, and other interesting articles and deadlines.

There are also text alerts available. Fruit and vegetable farmers in 17 Eastern NY counties can now receive real time alerts on high risk disease and pest outbreaks texted directly to their cell phone. The Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture program, which is supported by local Cornell Cooperative Extension associations, will now offer text alerts to those that sign up. 

The text alerts will be reserved for important crop alerts that could impact management decisions immediately. For instance, if there were an outbreak of Late Blight in the area, this would be transmitted to vegetable growers.

Farmers can choose the crop for which they wish to receive updates. Additionally they can request that Ag Business Alerts be sent to them. These alerts might include due dates for crop insurance deadlines, market opportunities etc.

Text alerts are easy to access. Just click on the link below and fill out a very short registration form. It takes just seconds to do - access to important information has never been so easy!!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR CCE ENYCHP TEXT ALERTS!

If you have questions, please contact enychp@cornell.edu


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